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Old 06-17-2017, 11:40 AM   #1
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Guys, I just noticed that the new (kinda) boost gauge bought 7 years ago has an off center dial - before "dicking" with it, how can I correct that? Can I correct that? I googled it, but nothing jumped out.

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Old 06-17-2017, 12:37 PM   #2
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Well, there ya go being anal again. As long as the needle is in the box just leave it and move on to something else. Once you get to using it that needle is going to be all over the dial, and you won't have time to discern whether it's within a true .00000001, nor would it even matter. lol
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Well, there ya go being anal again. As long as the needle is in the box just leave it and move on to something else. Once you get to using it that needle is going to be all over the dial, and you won't have time to discern whether it's within a true .00000001, nor would it even matter. lol

Busted! Yes, guilty as charged.

It just bugs the "you know what" out of me.

LOL

I had the gauges installed, but pulled them out to make a few changes including wiring under the dash, that's when I noticed the the dial is shifted to the left. It's not a biggie, but for the price paid, one would expect better from a US made product. Oh well!

Also swapping out the copper line I originally installed on the mechanical oil gauge. I'm not comfortable with the nylon OR copper lines. I prefer AN fittings and a braided line, less likely to cause an issue down the road.





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Also swapping out the copper line I originally installed on the mechanical oil gauge. I'm not comfortable with the nylon OR copper lines. I prefer AN fittings and a braided line, less likely to cause an issue down the road.

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Yessir, the ONLY way to go. Once I discovered that you can buy those lines I've never looked back. The plastic lines suck and the copper ones are good in a stable environment, but not where's stuff vibrates all to heck.
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Nice looking gauge, and it looks as though it was designed to have a little lattitude at the mid point.
Possibly atmosperic pressure might have an effect on it's position similar to an altimeter.
No matter, like mentioned, the gauge will be at other positions in service, so the mid resting point is not critical.
Cool looking line also, neat stuff.

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Nice looking gauge, and it looks as though it was designed to have a little lattitude at the mid point.
Possibly atmosperic pressure might have an effect on it's position similar to an altimeter.

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I kinda wondered that myself. I had a gauge exactly like that in one of my blown boats long ago. Running a boat is far different than a street car because most of the time it's full throttle running though, and at the time I was tempting fate by trying to get as much boost as possible. At one time I was pushing WAY up over 20lbs.

This caused the gauge to swing from one point of the compass to the other, which self-adjusted the needle at it's stopping point. I do remember days when the needle would be in different positions after killing the ignition, and wondering if the atmosphere was causing that.
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I kinda wondered that myself. I had a gauge exactly like that in one of my blown boats long ago. Running a boat is far different than a street car because most of the time it's full throttle running though, and at the time I was tempting fate by trying to get as much boost as possible. At one time I was pushing WAY up over 20lbs.

This caused the gauge to swing from one point of the compass to the other, which self-adjusted the needle at it's stopping point. I do remember days when the needle would be in different positions after killing the ignition, and wondering if the atmosphere was causing that.

You guys are at a different pay grade than me. I'm assuming that you and Jim are talking about the NEEDLE reaction to barometric pressure -- a different topic all together. Whereas my question was cosmetic. The dial that the needle is connected to is shifted to the left, not centered in the mount which is a manufacturing issue. Again, cosmetic. Something I can live with. I was just curious if anyone has taken one of their gauges apart to center the dual. If you CAN take them apart without braking something internal.

The barometric topic too, is interesting.



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You guys are at a different pay grade than me. I'm assuming that you and Jim are talking about the NEEDLE reaction to barometric pressure -- a different topic all together. Whereas my question was cosmetic. The dial that the needle is connected to is shifted to the left, not centered in the mount which is a manufacturing issue. Again, cosmetic. Something I can live with. I was just curious if anyone has taken one of their gauges apart to center the dual. If you CAN take them apart without braking something internal.

The barometric topic too, is interesting.


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Oh OK, HAHA! Dumbass me kept looking at the needle instead of the entire dial face. Can't help you with that one...
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Oh OK, HAHA! Dumbass me kept looking at the needle instead of the entire dial face. Can't help you with that one...

No worries. Probably how I communicated the issue and subsequent question. Communicating on a small phone can be challenging at times - something gets lost. I'm a "one finger typer" when pecking at the screen of my iPhone.



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Duh, I see it now, thanks for setting me straight.
Kinda like I couldn't see the forrest for the trees.
I can see clearly now, the rain is gone.
Like asking a fella what time it is and he tells you how to build a clock.
The dial face is definitely off center, I'll look closer next time...............I think.
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